First sentence: "This singular bird, whose elegant plumage is so often used in the attire of our most fashionable ladies, appears, in some measure, to connect the class of quadrupeds and birds."
Includes 34 woodcuts
Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: one of 3 titles bound together, in a set of 3 volumes. The above is from Volume I, bound in with A Natural history of foreign quadrupeds and The Youngster's Diary; or Youth's remembrancer of natural events; with binder's spine title: Birds, Quadrup, Diary, 1824. Numerous wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. 3/4 leather, marbled paper over boards